Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Schwarzkopf Professional BC Color Save

BC Color Save from Schwarzkopf Professional 

Every skin type needs a specific treatment. The same goes for different hair types. Schwarzkopf offers groundbreaking new formulas to solve the challenges of individual hair types by recreating beauty and shine in damaged, color-treated, dry, normal or fine hair. The BC Color Save line by Schwarzkopf rebuilds the inner cell architecture within all hair types: the new amino cell rebuild technology renews strength and elasticity.

For vibrant color and strong, replenished hair, full of suppleness and shine, new BC Color Save delivers up to 90% color retention, even after 30 washes. Its color save complex prolongs the color intensity and protects the hair structure effectively against UV rays while enhancing shine. Deep penetrating care ingredients work in perfect harmony with the needs of color-treated hair.

BC Color Save line includes:
• Sulfate-Free Shampoo
• Silver Shampoo
• Conditioner
• Spray Conditioner
• Treatment
• Coloured Ends
• Pre-Colour Service
• Post-Colour Service


Disclosure: No compensation was offered or taken in exchange for this feature article. I have no affiliation to any of these brands mentioned.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

ARROJO PrIMP Working Spray

ARROJO PrIMP Working Spray

With a light, pliable hold, Arrojo’s PrIMP Working Spray is for primping and coiffing different shapes and styles. It is amazingly responsive to thermal styling tools and is great for layering into styled hair for increased texture and control. 

PrIMP is a weightless, buildable formula that will pump up the volume, add control and grip, and still be pliable enough to break down for quick style changes. Wild Geranium works to condition and fight frizz, while lemongrass adds strength and shine. PrIMP also supplies humidity defense to protect hair from frizz and flyaways.

Hold 8-10 inches away from hair and mist evenly into style. 300ML / 8.9 OZ is $22 USD.

For more information, please visit www.arrojoproduct.com.

Disclosure: No compensation was offered or taken in exchange for this feature article. I have no affiliation to any of these brands mentioned.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

black 15in1

New Solutions in Hair Care - black 15in1 

Studies have shown that the average woman washes her hair only twice a week. For years dermatologists and hair stylists have recommended this practice, as more frequent washes tend to remove too much of hair’s natural sebum, which reduces shine, strips the color and leaves hair unmanageable. Cleansing and conditioning products currently on the market, however, are formulated for more frequent use.

The concept for black 15in1 was then born. It began with the black 15in1 Miracle Hair Treatment – an all-in-one hair product formulated to solve 15 key problems consumers have with their hair while making their lives easier at the same time. Soon after, the Twice a Week Miracle Hair Shampoo and Conditioner were developed.

The black 15in1 line is for all types of hair — from fine to thick, curly to straight, colored to natural and everything in between. Together, this three-step sulfate and paraben free system is the perfect set of products for both salon use and retail. Key ingredients include Panthenol B5 to protect and add shine to chemically processed hair. Prodew 500 Amino Acid Blend helps repair surface damage of the hair shaft and strengthen hair while preventing moisture loss. Sunflower Seed Extract provides UV protection from the sun, heat protection from styling tools and protects hair color from fading. Argan Oil nourishes hair strands and helps reduce frizz and flyaways.

The black 15in1 Miracle Hair Treatment comes in two sizes: 1 oz. and 3.3 oz. The Twice a Week Miracle Hair Shampoo and Conditioner comes in three sizes: 2 oz. TSA-approved travel size, 6.6 oz. for retail / shower use and 26.4 oz. backbar / refill size.

New for spring 2013, Miracle Finishing Hair Spray will further complete the black 15in1 hair story for all hair types. It allows for hair-perfecting hold without stickiness, whether taming fly-aways and frizz or creating sexy volume and architectural silhouettes. Both hair stylists and women at home can achieve texture, body, humidity protection and long-lasting hold, all in one magical 10 oz spray.

Disclosure: No compensation was offered or taken in exchange for this feature article. I have no affiliation to any of these brands mentioned.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Reparative Keratin Leave-In Treatment by gloEssentials

gloEssentials Reparative Keratin Leave-In Treatment

gloEssentials Reparative Keratin Leave-In Treatment infuses protein that penetrates deep into the cortex of hair to fortify and rebuild.

A hair protein derived from non-animal sources, Hydrolyzed Keratin adds strength and resilience to hair while balancing its hydration level. It repairs and strengthens the fiber integrity while sealing the cuticle.

Keratin Amino Acids help replenish lost (keratin) proteins due to aging, chemical or styling stress. It adds strength, manageability and smoothness to the fiber of hair.

Rhodiola Rosea Root Extract is derived from a robust plant, which thrives in harsh conditions such as cold, wind, drought, reduced oxygen and intense radiation exposure. The extracts from this plant are known to provide exceptional healing and protective properties against environmental aggressors in hair and skin care products.

This multi-functional conditioning treatment detangles, de-frizzes and adds shine for a smooth, silky finish.

On clean, towel-dried hair, apply gloEssentials Reparative Keratin Leave-In Treatment, focusing on the ends. Do not rinse out and style hair as desired.

5.0 fl. oz. / 150 mL size is Price: $38.00

Glo offers award-winning cosmetics with mineral formulations that nurture, protect and heal the skin while providing flawless coverage and fabulous color palettes. Glo’s skincare products are advanced formulations that work systematically to support skin health and treat skin concerns. Their full range of cleansers, toners, moisturizers, serums and specialty treatment formulations are based on established research and cutting-edge science. Glo hair care collection upholds the same integrity of ingredients and performance as their makeup and skin care collections. All three of our lines are uniquely formulated for skin care and beauty professionals and their clients.


Disclosure: No compensation was offered or taken in exchange for this feature article. I have no affiliation to any of these brands mentioned.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Color Trends for Fashion - Winter 2013

Winter Color Inspirations From the Runway

According to our fashion-focused friends at Color Solutions International (CSI), color preferences are a tangible reflection of our view of the world and the things that have priority in daily life. 

In today’s markets, retailers have created displays blooming in bright colors, giving some hint that perhaps we are happier and more satisfied with the directions the world is taking. Or perhaps, these colors are a hint of a desire for change - A longing for brighter days ahead. Are the current bold colors simply a fashion fad or a reflection of something deeper – a need to be noticed, a desire to find our unique place in a rapidly changing world?

In the Fall/Winter 2013 Inspirations, CSI is proud to share their vision of future color direction. Bold favorites were selected to take the forefront of this season’s color palettes ranging from rich cobalt blue, deep magenta, electric yellow, royal purple, bright coral, and classic red. To give a deeper dimension to these options, they added more subtle and definitely elegant shades to complement these more intense prominent colors. 
Whether you are happy and content or longing for better days ahead, this season’s colors wait to be discovered.

To see the full color report, please visit ColorSolutions International or for regular updates, 
follow their blog at http://csicolorworld.com/.

Color Solutions International, a division of DyStar LP, aspires to be the
leading service provider in color communication for the entire supply chain.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Natural Relief for Dry Scalp

Dry Scalp Shampoo
A Unique Blend of Powerful Essential Oils, Helps Calm an Itchy Scalp

A dry scalp can be caused by genetics or harsh shampoos, but you can get relief with this plant-based, pH-balanced dry scalp shampoo. An all-natural blend of avocado, tamanu, kukai, pomegranate seed, and neem oils provides antimicrobial cleansing and high levels of essential fatty acids to calm an itchy, dry scalp. Safe for color-treated hair, this dry scalp shampoo also contains aloe vera gel and vitamins A, C, and E. 4 oz. bottle.

Get relief from an itchy, dry scalp with this oil-rich dry scalp shampoo. http://www.vermontcountrystore.com

Disclosure: No compensation was offered or taken in exchange for this feature article. I have no affiliation to any of these brands mentioned.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

KMS Blow Dry Spray

KMS California FREESHAPE Quick Blow Dry

KMS California FREESHAPE Quick Blow Dry cuts drying time in half while reducing friction and protecting hair from heat. It offers a light conditioning while adding sheen. Ideal for use styling with hot tools! 

KMS California FREESHAPE Quick Blow Dry contains Rhodiola Watermint, which works to add thermal stress protection and cooling properties. Simply spray onto towel-dried hair as a last step before blow drying. Style as usual. 

For more information, please visit kmscalifornia.com.
Disclosure: No compensation was offered or taken in exchange for this feature article. I have no affiliation to any of these brands mentioned.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

New Elastic Texture Paste- Feature

Oribe Fiber Groom Elastic Texture Paste

Lighten the mood – and your clients’ hairstyle with Fiber Groom Elastic Texture Paste by Oribe! Formulated with next generation polymers, Fiber Groom fuses silky strands to create a naturally airy, pliable hold. Perfect for short or long styles and all hair types, Oribe encourages you to “style with abandon” when using Fiber Groom on your next client. In addition to effortless style, Fiber Groom provides formulas that are color and keratin treatment safe as well as paraben and sodium chloride-free.

Key Ingredients:
Oribe Signature Complex (Watermelon, Lychee and Edelweiss Flower Extracts), Wheat Amino Acids, Flexible Polymers, Amazonian Babussu Oil, Macadamia Nut Seed Oil, Shea Oil, and Vitamin E.
For more information about this product, please visit www.oribe.com.

Disclosure: No compensation was offered or taken in exchange for this feature article. I have no affiliation to any of these brands mentioned.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

New Hair Product Line in the MIX

INDIE HAIR Styling Collection

INDIE HAIR is a fresh new line of seven bold products designed to give you the freedom to mix products, change up your look and customize a style to suit your mood.

Each product is spiked with My Indie Complex (MIX), a custom blend of key ingredients specifically designed to amplify style and give blah hair strength, moisture, shine or whatever it needs to bounce back. Use alone or mix products together to remix your style. 

All INDIE HAIR products are color-safe, gentle for all hair types and contain all gluten-free and paba-free formulas.

The range consists of:

  • Hair spray #superfirm
  • Polish #mixitsoft
  • Gel #mixitstrong
  • Putty clay #wreckit
  • Powder #round2
  • Shampoo_bodywash #cleansweep
  • Conditioner #untangled 
Try them all and tweet your favorites @myindiehair #myindiehair


Disclosure: No compensation was offered or taken in exchange for this feature article. I have no affiliation to any of these brands mentioned.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Long-Term Volume by Alterna

Alterna Bamboo 48-Hour Sustainable Volume Spray
Weightless spray thickens each strand instantly amplifying full-bodied volume by a clinically proven 105%. Hair is left visibly thickened & noticeably more voluminous with healthy shine for a full 48 hours, even on day two hair. Effective on even the finest hair types. 

After cleansing hair with Alterna Bamboo Volume Shampoo & Conditioner, spray throughout clean, towel-dried hair prior to blow drying. 

For more information, please visit www.alternahaircare.com.

Disclosure: No compensation was offered or taken in exchange for this feature article. I have no affiliation to any of these brands mentioned.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Haircolor Fix-it Feature

The Color Guru 
When it comes to color correction for hair, many look to Todd Snow for help. A highly trained color specialist, Todd has spent the past 25 years of his career fine-tuning his craft. Behind the chair at two busy Southern California salons, he specializes in color correction, color matching and the fine art of makeovers. 

“Sometimes the most subtle change in tone can make all of the difference in the world,” states Todd, “ but much of what I see on a daily basis involves correcting color done elsewhere, or even worse, at home. It takes a refined eye to capture the right balance of color and contrast for one’s skin tone and features. I would hope women would want a skilled artist working on their most valuable asset. It is, after all, their hair!” 

Case in Point 
When Hanna came to Todd, she had a basic bob shape with very damaged hair. It was over processed from color treatments done elsewhere and the overly blond shade simply made her look pale and washed out. She did not know what to do to get the look she really wanted.

Todd started her new look by applying a rich chocolate brown with a soft shimmer of gold throughout - A much more appealing shade for her coloring and skin tone.

Todd also cleaned up her style by point cutting the ends and slide cutting through the interior for soft movement. This added shape and textured volume on top. Next he added slightly asymmetric baby bangs, which went in one direction while the rest of the hair went in another. 

Credits: Hair: Todd Snow, Makeup: Sara Wayne, Photo: Taggart Winterhalter for Purely Visual 
To create a fun, kicked out and piece-y style, a nickel-size amount each of leave in conditioner and styling lotion was worked through her damp strands. Several shots of volumizing spray were used at the root while styling spray was misted on all over. Todd blew the hair dry with a round brush while pulling up at the root for lift. He finished with a light hairspray for soft hold and then pieced through the ends with a dab of soy paste. 

Credits:  Hair: Todd Snow, Makeup: Sara Wayne, Photo: Taggart Winterhalter for Purely Visual 

For a more sleek take, a flat iron was smoothed through the dry hair and then pomade was used to define piece-y bits on the edges and around her face. 

In the end, Hanna was very happy with her new look. It was a rich tone that brightened up her face and brought attention to her best features. This shiny new look, thanks to Todd Snow, gave her an absolute sense of confidence.

For more information on Todd Snow, please visit www.toddsnow.com.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Thin-to-Thick Trio

Pump Up the Volume

Another of our unique finds, Thin-to-Thick is an all-natural hair treatment that helps grow thicker, fuller hair. 

All-natural Thin-to-Thick hair products by Jason - After just one use, get thicker, fuller hair. Thin-to-Thick shampoo deep-cleans and purifies hair and scalp to encourage healthier growth, while the natural botanical extracts plump up each hair shaft. 

The Thin-to-Thick conditioner infuses hair with 22 essential amino acids and gives health and luster to dry, brittle hair. Thin-to-Thick pump hair spray contains wheat proteins and organic silicone for control and manageability, with no alcohol to dry hair. 

With regular use, the Thin-to-Thick line plumps up each strand for up to 30% fuller looking hair.

Find Thin-to-Thick and other all-natural hair care products at The Vermont Country Store.  

Disclosure: No compensation was offered or taken in exchange for this feature article. I have no affiliation to any of these brands mentioned.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Drybar's Namesake Products & Tools

 Drybar Debuts Product Line 

Introducing Drybar - a brand new “blow dry bar” concept created around a very simple idea: No cuts. No color. Just blowouts. With 25 locations and growing throughout California, Arizona, New York, Washington DC and Georgia, the concept of a blowout-only salon is catching on. Now, the popular chain is launching their own line of products with everything from cleansing, conditioning and styling products and tools, all with the signature Drybar style. 

The Product Line 

HAPPY HOUR Blowout Shampoo
The key to a great blowout starts with really clean hair! Dirty, oily hair never blows out well and the style won't last as long. Happy Hour Blowout Shampoo removes product buildup, residue and impurities. Natural cleansing properties are gentle and won’t strip color from hair. 
Paraben and sulfate free, this formula lathers generously and gives hair a bouncy, full and healthy look.

HAPPY HOUR Weightless Conditioner 
It’s important to condition. Don’t be scared! This ultra light formula won’t weigh your roots or ends down. It provides instant and easy detangling to avoid damage from excessive combing and helps prevent dryness associated with split ends and rugged cuticles. 
Happy Hour Weightless Conditioner penetrates deep into the hair fiber for long-lasting hair nourishment.